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A New York City Council member has announced he will challenge Kathy Hochul in this year's Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

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The Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts is exploring the purchase of another building in which to establish a first-of-its-kind national center for illustration education and research.

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A senior aide to a New York state senator has resigned in the face of felony domestic violence charges.

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The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was arrested shortly after testifying that he breached the terms of his cooperation agreement, authorities said Friday.

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Massachusetts Senate Democrats have put off a decision on a new leader for the chamber until after the current legislative session.

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A legislative panel is examining how Massachusetts could respond after the repeal of federal net neutrality rules.

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A key witness is taking the stand in the corruption trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Police in New York state say they will once again step up road patrols around the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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An American flag that once flew over a Vermont town's fire department is heading to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing ahead with efforts to gauge interest in building a tunnel under Long Island Sound.

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Gov. Phil Scott has privately signed Vermont's recreational marijuana bill into law "with mixed emotions."

For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

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Businessman Ned Lamont is launching another bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut.

Police in Vermont's capital city say officers fatally shot an attempted robbery suspect on high school grounds.

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction is holding an art competition for veterans.

The entries can be fine art, such as painting, drawing and photography; applied art including ceramics, carving needlework and leatherwork; and craft kits such as wood building and models.

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Flooding has been reported in several communities after ice jams clogged rivers and sent waters over their banks.

A number of rivers north of Albany were flooding because of ice jams.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports the threat is expected to continue much of Saturday.

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Massachusetts campaign finance officials are requiring a group that was funneling large donations to two 2016 ballot questions to disclose the identities of their donors.

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Connecticut lawmakers are planning to return to Hartford the first week of January to restore funding to a program that helps tens of thousands of senior citizens cover Medicare-related expenses.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation says more than 260,000 tons of electronic waste has been collected in the first six years of New York's e-waste recycling program.

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Vermont police are hoping to reach drivers through a movie campaign to encourage them to buckle up.

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Connecticut's population isn't exactly booming — the Nutmeg State gained fewer than 500 people last year.

State officials say enrollment in health plans through New York's official marketplace has reached more than 4 million. That exceeds last year's enrollment by 700,000.

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A former city of Albany employee has been found guilty of killing two 23-year-old women.

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The state of New York has acquired a 139-acre mountain in the Schoharie Valley known as Vroman's Nose.

The supervisor of a small town in western New York and his wife, the town clerk-elect, have been struck and killed by a car.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Upstate Republican Brian Kolb says he will run for New York governor next year.

The lawmaker from Canandaigua has led the GOP minority in the state Assembly for eight years and was first elected in 2000.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

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